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slides: America’s First “Tiny Houses” - Newport, RI

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

 

One of the most popular concepts in housing is the "Tiny House" movement. The housing trend is a rejection of McMansions and huge gross living space home and a focus of human interaction and use only what you need.

The Tiny House movement has exploded as a new trend, but it's form and function can be traced to American Colonial times and no place may be more emblematic than the Colonial homes built in the 18th and early 19th centuries in Newport, Rhode Island.

One of the core tenets of the Tiny House movement is to free one of excessive housing costs as some Tiny Houses cost less than $50,000. But these 200 to 300 year-old homes in Newport cost between $350,000 and $800,000.

Take a tour of some amazing homes in Newport's Point Section and Bellevue area neighborhoods where some historic homes are less than 700 square feet.

 

Related Slideshow: Tiny Houses Newport

Take a tour of some of Newport, Rhode Island's most historic homes and amazingly small homes.  Many of the homes featured are in the historic and waterfront area known as the "Point Section."

"This historic 'Point' section was home to boat builders, craftsmen, sea captains, merchants, and fishermen. They lived and worked closely with the sea and were in daily contact with the large bustling wharves lining this part of the Newport waterfront over 200 years ago," says the Friends of the Waterfront in Newport.

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Point Section

Built 1725

15 Willow Street

958 Living Space

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Point Section

Built 1860

30 Third Street

1,328 Living Space

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Thames Street

Built 1721

6 Bridge Street

1,566 Living Space (original)

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Point Section

Built ???

5 Poplar Street

600 Living Space (estimated)

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Point Section

Built 1875

31 Poplar Street

796 Living Space

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Thames Street

Built 1830

16 Thames Street

749 Living Space

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Point Section

Built 1840

40 Elm Street

1,267 Living Space

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Point Section

Built 1756

32 Second Street 

1,300 Living Space

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Point Section

Built 1711

30 Second Street

1,596 Living Space

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Point Section

Built 1725

35 Washington Street

960 Living Space

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Bellevue Area

Built 1850

7 King Street

966 Living Space

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Bellevue Area

Built 1710

66 William Street

1,069 Living Space

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Point Section

Built 1850

71 Third Street

680 Living Space

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Point Section

Built 1758

47 Poplar Street

1,038 Living Space

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Point Section

Built 1870

33 Poplar Street

1,056 Living Space

 
 

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